Top 100 Aerospace Companies - 2013

Posted by douglasburdett

Despite declining defense budgets and a stagnant economy, aerospace industry profitability remains strong, and M&A activity should increase.

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The latest list of the Top 100 Aerospace Companies, compiled by Flight Global and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), has been released:

Our Top 100 analysis of aerospace industry 2012 financial performance sees no change in the top 10, but a number of new names – from China and Russia, and from acquisition-driven reshuffling that may herald shifts to come.


UPDATE: Click here for the 2014 Top Aerospace Companies List


Since an aerospace company's website is one of its most important marketing assets, I ran each of the companies websites through Marketing Grader. This free tool analyzes a website based on the 3 pillars of inbound marketing: 1) getting found online, 2) converting visitors to leads, and 3) measuring effectiveness.

Marketing Grader is a “tough grader.” A score in the 80′s is very good (the high score on this list is General Electric with 89%). And if your site’s score is low, there are a number of things that can be done to improve it in a relatively short period of time. In fact, when you run your own site through Marketing Grader, a comprehensive report is generated outlining how to improve your site’s marketing effectiveness.

Social media is a marketing tactic that is getting increased adoption and usage by aerospace companies. Social media is enabling aerospace companies to increase awareness amongst key audiences, including potential employees. But as the study referenced in "15 Reasons Why More Aerospace & Defense CEOs are “Liking” Social Media," it is just plain good for business.

Bill Swanson's Twitter cufflink

Given the growing importance of Twitter to aerospace companies, I have included a link to each company's Twitter account if I was able to locate one. I have also set up a list on Twitter of the companies on this Top 100 list which can be seen by clicking here.

Similarly, given the many benefits of having a LinkedIn company page, I have included links to each aerospace company's LinkedIn company page for those I was able to locate.

Now, on to the list.

The Flight International Top 100 was compiled by aerospace experts at PwC. The information used in preparing the report was obtained from company Annual Reports, public filings and other publicly available information.

Company / Revenues / Marketing Grade

  1. Boeing$81.7 billion 80% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  2. EADS $74.8 billion 59% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  3. Lockheed Martin $47.2 billion 81% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  4. General Dynamics $31.5 billion 53%  linkedin
  5. United Technologies $29.1 billion 50% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  6. Northrop Grumman $28.1 billion 68% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  7. Raytheon $24.4 billion 53% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  8. Finmeccanica $20.2 billion 35% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  9. General Electric $20.0 billion 89% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  10. Safran $15.9 billion 54% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  11. Rolls-Royce $13.7 billion 56% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  12. Honeywell $12.0 billion 51% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  13. L-3 $11.8 billion 53% linkedin
  14. Textron $9.12 billion 79% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  15. BAE Systems $8.73 billion 81% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  16. Bombardier $8.63 billion 53% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  17. Embraer $6.18 billion 44% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  18. Thales $5.83 billion 64% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  19. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries $5.53 billion 42% linkedin
  20. Precision Castparts $5.47 billion 43% linkedin
  21. Spirit Aerosystems $5.40 billion 49% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  22. Dassault Aviation $5.22 billion 71% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  23. Rockwell Collins $4.73 billion 56% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  24. Zodiac $4.56 billion 55% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  25. MTU Aero Engines $4.48 billion 42% linkedin
  26. Harris $3.99 billion 74% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  27. Ishikawajima-Harima $3.85 billion 39%
  28. Alcoa $3.80 billion 58% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  29. Triumph $3.70 billion 28% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  30. Israel Aerospace $3.40 billion 41% linkedin
  31. Alliant Techsystems $3.21 billion 73% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  32. Avio $3.12 billion 23% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  33. Hindustan Aero $3.10 billion 26% linkedin
  34. Elbit Systems $2.89 billion 38% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  35. Kawasaki Heavy Industries $2.75 billion 57% linkedin
  36. Cobham $2.70 billion 69% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  37. AVIC $2.66 billion 11%
  38. Exelis $2.60 billion 53% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  39. Meggitt $2.48 billion 31% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  40. GKN $2.45 billion 46% linkedin
  41. BBA Aviation $2.18 billion 28% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  42. Teledyne $2.13 billion 45% linkedin
  43. Parker Hannifin $2.10 billion 78% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  44. B/E Aerospace $2.09 billion 36% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  45. CAE $2.04 billion 58% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  46. Esterline $2.00 billion 28%
  47. Eaton $1.72 billion 66% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  48. Transdigm $1.70 billion 27% linkedin
  49. RUAG $1.67 billion 38% linkedin
  50. ATI $1.62 billion 36% linkedin
  51. Irkut $1.53 billion 38% linkedin
  52. SAAB $1.49 billion 41% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  53. ST Engineering $1.49 billion 40%
  54. Orbital Sciences $1.44 billion 60% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  55. Korea Aerospace $1.39 billion 60% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  56. MOOG $1.32 billion 45% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  57. Hexcel $1.30 billion 51% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  58. Kongsberg $1.26 billion 49% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  59. Ultra Electronics $1.18 billion 35% linkedin
  60. Chemring $1.14 billion 49% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  61. Fokker Technologies $1.02 billion 49% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  62. Fuji Heavy $1.02 billion 34%
  63. Diehl Aerosystems $1.01 billion 73% linkedin
  64. Gencorp $986 million 31% linkedin
  65. Heico $897 million 40% linkedin
  66. Woodward $896 million 52% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  67. MDA $880 million 24% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  68. Cytec $877 million 44% linkedin
  69. Ball $877 million 68% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  70. Amphenol $815 million 42% twitter-bird-white-on-blue
  71. Lisi $784 million 27% linkedin
  72. ITP $770 million 37%  linkedin
  73. Latecoere $770 million 31% linkedin
  74. Senior $726 million 32%
  75. Aernnova $707 million 40% linkedin
  76. Crane $701 million 50% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  77. Firth Rixson $690 million 39% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  78. Aeroflex $673 million 43% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  79. Curtiss-Wright $671 million 41% linkedin
  80. Magellan $640 million 25% linkedin
  81. Indra $613 million 24% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  82. Jamco $586 million 20%
  83. Kaman $581 million 64% twitter-bird-white-on-blue
  84. Pilatus $568 million 48% linkedin
  85. SKF $537 million 45% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  86. FLIR Systems $486 million 51% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  87. Asco $384 million 38% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  88. Sonaca $370 million 32% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  89. Elettronica $358 million 13% linkedin
  90. Marshall Aerospace $355 million 47% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  91. Denel $326 million 41% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  92. Doncasters $317 million 30% linkedin
  93. ITT $312 million 46% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  94. Ducommun $310 million 41% linkedin
  95. Garmin $292 million 80% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  96. Martin-Baker $275 million 53% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  97. Heroux Devtek $249 million 35% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  98. Terma $203 million 55% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  99. Aciturri $192 million 34% linkedin
  100. Circor $141 million 37% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin

Note: Website grades are based on running the above URLs through Marketing Grader on November 16, 2013. If a different URL should be used, please notify me and I will run another report and update the score. Similarly, if an adjustment should be made to the Twitter listing or LinkedIn Company page, please post a comment below or email me.

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